Funding for applied sociologists to attend The Australian Sociological Association conference ends soon

The Australian Sociological Association is offering several scholarships for non-academic sociologists to attend their annual conferece, which is being held in Canberra, Australia, 1-4 December 2009. The theme of this year’s conference is The Future of Sociology. Given the cutting-edge and practical focus of their work, the participation of applied sociologists would truly enhance the discussions at the conference. Applications close over the next few days, on the 27th of July 2009.

The TASA Scholarship for Sociologists Outside Academe seeks to encourage the participation of sociologists working outside universities (in areas such as private industry, government and non-government organisations, and private contract and consultancy work) with The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). The TASA Executive would like to encourage non-academic members who have conducted applied research or written sociological papers on their work to apply for the scholarship.

    * Registration for the annual conference
    * A certificate for receipt of scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Those eligible for consideration of the scholarship will meet the following criteria:

    * Current or recent employment or self-employment in an area such as private industry, government organisation, non-government organisation,       private contract work, or consultancy work
    * Applicants working in universities, academic research centres or joint industry-university centres are not eligible
    * Acceptance of a sole authored paper as part of the refereed proceedings of TASA Conference. The paper must be focused on research conducted as part of your work outside of academe
    * Not previously a recipient of the award
    * Current financial TASA members

Application Procedure

    * Nominations must be made on this official nomination form (also available from TASA web or TASA office)
    * Papers must be submitted to the refereed proceedings by the deadlines set by the Conference Local Organising Committee (LOC). Please make sure you double check this date on the TASA Conference website in case the deadline is brought forward.
    * Applications will be reviewed by TASA Executive sub-committee and decision will be made taking into consideration the ranking provided by the LOC
    * Up to three scholarships may be awarded each year
    * Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by early October. This will allow enough time for those nominees who were not successful to still register for the conference at the ‘Early Bird’ rate.
    * The decision of the review panel is final and no further discussions will be entered into.
    * Successful applicants will have the payment of their conference and workshop registrations made by the TASA Office.

Selection Panel

    * Selection panel will normally consist of the Vice President (convenor), General Executive member, and Conference Convenor.

Click here for a link to the TASA scholarship info and scroll to the bottom of the page for the application form:

For futher information about the TASA conference, visit:

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